Lee County Cooperative Clinic

Lee County Cooperative Clinic

530 West Atkins Blvd
Marianna, Arkansas 72360
Phone: (870) 295-5225

www.leecountycooperativeclinic.com/

 

Ora Stevens, CEO

Ora Stevens was born and raised in Marianna. After graduating from high school there, she got her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she majored in education. Later, she attended graduate school at the University of Albany in Albany, New York, where she received a degree in curriculum and instruction.

After graduate school, Stevens returned to Arkansas where she worked in education for 40 years in the Lee County School District. She held many administrative and curriculum positions throughout the district, including serving as a principal for many years.

In 2002, Stevens retired from the Arkansas Department of Education and moved to Florida to live with her husband. Some years later, she moved back to Arkansas to stay with her sister in Little Rock. While there, she got a phone call from the Lee County Cooperative Clinic back in her hometown offering her a job as the interim CEO.

At first, Stevens said she was very skeptical of the offer because she had no clinical or health-related experience and didn’t know if she could help run a health clinic. However, after accepting the job and starting work in late May of 2017, Stevens realized that LCCC didn’t need an experienced clinician. It needed someone with good leadership and management skills, and that’s exactly what Stevens brought to the table.

After nearly half a year working as the interim CEO at LCCC, Stevens was voted by the board to be a permanent CEO in early November of 2017.

“It’s been an amazing experience so far,” Stevens said. “It’s been very challenging and exciting for me. Everyday there is always something new and different for me to learn and do.”